500+

Projects Completed

3

Years of Digital Marketing Experience

12+

Years of Music Experience

Sheila Surban's Story


She was born in the Philippines and started a career in music for more than decade since moving to Finland. She performed with a number of well-known musicians including Piirpauke, Sakari Kukko, Samuli Mikkonen, Ismaila Sane, Humbalax in different countries and cities in Finland. In addition to writing English lyrics for Finnish songs, she recorded songs for albums including Soi Kiitos (2009), Paratiisi (2011), Ilo (2012) JouLumo (2017), and Hali (2019) in Finland.

Despite of her undeniable passion for music, she wanted to secure her family's future by applying for a job outside the music industry. She landed a job as a Freelance Online SEO Article Rewriter for a year which is regarded as her first year in the digital marketing industry but unfortunately did not last longer due to the company's decision to close its business.

By 2015, she began exploring other interests which eventually convinced her to submit applications to a number of Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland for a Bachelor’s Degree. After six entrance examinations later, fate led her to the path of her calling. She got accepted to study at Metropolia Business School of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Degree Program in International Business and Logistics with specialization studies in Marketing. Furthermore, she took the opportunity to enroll in career diploma programs specializing in Freelance Writing, Web Page Design, Hotel and Restaurant Management and Graphic Design to acquire more skills from universities in the United States. Despite juggling both marketing internship at a Finnish hospitality company (with 4 brand hotels and 3 restaurants) she managed to graduate earlier than the expected graduation date due to her motivation to complete her courses in advance.

Before her graduation, she was already offered a job at the same company she had the internship and began her journey in the hospitality industry in the field of Marketing as a Marketing Assistant developing her skills in digital marketing, graphic design, content writing and web page design.